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FRONT END SHAKE/WOBBLE

1997 Mazda 626

Shakes or Wobbles problem
1997 Mazda 626 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 135000 miles

I was told that my cv joints were going out, so I had the left one done, then I don't know if it was as a result of that, or just a coincidence, but I started to feel a wobble, very slight though, when I was accelerating, especially when making a left in one specific intersection where I live. I knew the right cv joint still needed replacing, so I then had that replaced 2 weeks later (the entire halfshaft for both sides actually). Well, the wobble is still there, and now it does it in second and third gears mostly, and fades away once I reach highway speeds (45 and up). I've read elsewhere it could be the right axle, and cheap ones have that issues. Should I continue to focus on the axle? Or should I start thinking of other possibilities? My dad checked and doesn't see anything going out - such as the tire rods, shocks, struts, wheel barrings, or ball joints. Maybe a slipped belt in a tire?
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Sicluvsong
September 9, 2010.



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